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Vick: Now I Can Focus On Football

On Tuesday evening, the NFL announced in a statement that it would be taking no disciplinary action against quarterback Michael Vick regarding an offseason incident that took place in Virginia.

Following this morning's practice, Vick explained how relieved he is.

"Now, I can focus on football. That's what I've been trying to do for the last couple of weeks anyway," Vick said. "I've tried not to think about what the outcome could be. I'm just trying to move forward."

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited the Eagles training camp practice on Tuesday afternoon and spoke with Vick later in the day.

"We had a great conversation. We're on the same page now," Vick said. "I understand everything that I'm supposed to be doing and am obligated to do."

Goodell told the media following Tuesday afternoon's practice that Vick has to conduct himself differently because he is in a different position than others. Vick took Goodell's message to heart.

"I have to hold myself to a higher standard in every phase of my life," Vick said. "That's no problem. It's no biggie. I'm a changed man anyway."

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 10:45 a.m., August 4

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